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Injured in a Serious Bus Accident? Work with New Mexico Bus Crash Lawyers.

Bus accidents can easily cause life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is vital to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. At Arnold & Itkin, our New Mexico bus accident attorneys are committed to the success of our clients, and we help them obtain the best possible results for their case. Our lawyers are fully invested in every client we work with—ready to assist them at every step.

Here are some of the benefits of working with Arnold & Itkin:

  • We have recovered over $10 billion on behalf of our clients.
  • Our cases have set records in multiple states.
  • We have been recognized for our work with national and local awards.
  • You only pay our firm if we win your case!

If you have been injured by a bus as a passenger, motorist, or pedestrian, speak with our Albuquerque bus accident lawyers. We’ve represented thousands throughout the country and won billions for their recovery, helping them afford medical care, replace their income, and provide for their families.

Call (888) 493-1629 to review your options with an attorney for free.

The Dangers of Public Transportation & Bus Accidents

Individuals in bus accidents are likely to experience major injuries. Research shows that 63,000 buses are involved in an accident each year—leading to 14,000 injuries and more than 300 fatalities. Virtually every factor that contributes to a bus accident is preventable, from training drivers adequately to enforcing safe hiring practices. Most bus accident injuries would not happen if companies exercised safety.

Accident factors included the following causes:

  • Inadequately-trained drivers
  • Negligent bus drivers
  • Bus drivers under the influence
  • Lack of safety restraints
  • Traffic violations
  • Improperly maintained buses

Maintenance issues are often ignored by bus operators to enlarge profits. However, bus maintenance is a major safety issue—since buses are large, they subject their brakes to tremendous pressure and must be frequently examined to ensure they won’t fail and cause an accident. When maintenance is ignored, an overloaded or crowded bus can lead to bus accidents and injuries.

The Fatal Bus Crash North of Albuquerque in July 2018

In July 2018, 3 people died and 24 were injured in a bus accident north of Albuquerque that involved a passenger bus, semi-truck, pickup truck, and car.

The accident took place on a New Mexico highway north of Albuquerque. Authorities believe the bus driver took little precaution to avoid colliding with a disabled car on the side of the road—as a result, all vehicles were severely damaged in the accident. Victims of the multi-vehicle bus accident suffered broken bones and lacerations to the head, among other injuries.

Why Injuries from New Mexico Bus Accidents Are Common

In New Mexico alone, the Department of Transportation reported that 377 bus accidents occur yearly. Although this may seem like a small amount, on average more than one hundred people lose their lives in bus accidents annually, suggesting that nearly 1 in 3 bus accidents are fatal. Buses are commonly used for community transportation and for students. About 25 million children ride the bus to school nationwide, and many of these deaths are caused by school bus accidents annually.

Factors in Serious Bus Accident Injuries

One of the reasons bus accidents cause severe injuries is the lack of safety equipment. It is common for buses not to have seat belts—despite nationwide laws that require passengers to wear seatbelts in virtually every other vehicle. Not only do the majority of buses not have seatbelts, but their roofs and windows also lack adequate protection. When a bus is involved in an accident, it is likely for top-heavy vehicles like a bus to flip on the road. With the lack of roof and window protection, it is likely that this can increase the severity of passenger injuries.

Bus accidents often cause catastrophic injuries like:

  • Burn injury
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Neurological injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Blunt force trauma

Call Our New Mexico Bus Accident Lawyers Today: (888) 493-1629

Many buses are operated by government entities, making it difficult to recover from the damages after an accident. Even if you have been injured on a privately-owned bus, filing an accident complaint is more difficult than a normal car accident. For these reasons, it is important to file a bus complaint within days of the incident. Action must be taken to preserve a claim against the responsible party.

Arnold & Itkin has successfully recovered billions in verdicts and settlements, and we know what it takes to successfully help you do the same. We are here to do everything we can to help you recover from the damages suffered. When we take a case, we cover the expense upfront from start to finish, allowing our clients to focus on getting better. Now is the time to involve our Albuquerque bus accident lawyers!

Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online for a free consultation—you deserve to know your options.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas History Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
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